For the first time in 43 years, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has on Tuesday, August 31, cancelled the general cut-off marks, needed for admission into different tertiary institutions in the country.
JAMB authorities broke the news, during a virtual policy meeting, which was chaired by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
The Board, which was founded in 1978, said, individual institutions are now free to announce the cut-off marks for admission into their institutions.
JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, reiterated at the meeting that, different tertiary institutions are free to come up with the cut-off marks for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME); with emphasis that some institutions have already come up with their proposed marks.
“Some universities such as: University of Maiduguri, proposed 150, Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, proposed 140, Pan Atlantic University, proposed 210, University of Lagos 200, Lagos State University, 190. Covenant University, 190, Bayero University, Kano, 180.
Prof. Oloyede added ,
“Institutions have now been given the liberty to decide cut-off marks, there will be no cut-off marks from JAMB.”